Tropical Agriculture (8100)

Last Updated: 14 Dec 2015
The Certificate in Agriculture (tropical and subtropical) comprises three separate units that cover tropical agricultural principles, crop husbandry and animal husbandry.
Tropical Agriculture is intended to meet the needs of both young and more mature students in tropical and sub-tropical countries who intend to base their career on agricultural work.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland
  • International

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

You’ll cover things like:

  • Plant and animal growth and reproduction
  • Field, tree, forestry and grass crops
  • Breeding and rearing tropical and sub-tropical livestock.

Your assessor will assess your knowledge and skills based on written papers and assignments.


Is this level right for me?

Level 1
This level is intended to meet the needs of both young and more mature students in tropical and sub-tropical countries who intend to base their career on agricultural work.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

This qualification will help you to progress your career in agriculture and crop/animal husbandry.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications you will need suitably qualified staff to carry out training and assessment.

You will also need suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards.

Entrants should have a working knowledge of basic science through their school education. Where such knowledge has not been obtained it is recommended that they receive an introductory science course. Entrance should have sufficient knowledge of the English Language to be able to answer the examinations in English. Appropriate subject matter for study includes:

Soil Studies

  • How soil is formed, its main parts and their properties. Various types of soil. The importance of air and water in the soil. The need to look after the soil and how this can be done. Preparing the soil for food and plants.
  • Animal life in and on the soil and its importance to man.
  • The effect of geography and climate on soils and how they shape the local farming pattern.

Plant Life

  • Practical studies of the life cycles of a food plant, a common weed and an ornamental flower. The essential requirements for plant growth. How plants breathe, store food and reproduce.
Animal Life
  • Farm animals, their care and food requirements. Selected examples of useful and harmful insects illustrating contrasting life cycles and feeding habits. Field studies of these insects.

Simple Economics

  • Early trade and barter. The coming of money and how money is used. Imports and exports taught along with geography.
  • Food prices. Introduction to the idea of co-operatives and marketing by practical work using a school shop.

Level 1

To gain the certificate of Tropical and Sub-Tropical Agriculture, you complete three core units:

  • Principles of tropical and sub-tropical agriculture
  • Crop husbandry in tropical and sub-tropical regions
  • Animal husbandry in tropical and sub-tropical regions.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

This qualification will help you to progress your career in agriculture and crop/animal husbandry.

Certificate in Agriculture (Tropical and Sub-tropical) (8100-01)

Last Registration Date: 31 Jul 2015

Certificate in Agriculture (Tropical and Sub-tropical) - Animal Husbandry

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
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  • Last Certification: 31/08/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Certificate in Agriculture (Tropical and Sub-tropical) - Crop Husbandry

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
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  • Last Certification: 31/08/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Certificate in Agriculture (Tropical and Sub-tropical) - Principles

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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